Wilmington Weekend Guide: November 20th – 22nd

Wilmington Weekend Guide

Wilmington Riverfest!

After Riverfest was postponed last month, we’ve been anxiously awaiting it’s arrival! The annual street fair will be bringing shopping, street food, live music, fireworks and more to Downtown Wilmington all throughout the weekend. For the complete schedule of events, see the event website.

Friday, November 20th 6pm -11pm; Saturday, November 21st, 12pm – 11pm; Sunday, November 22nd, 12pm – 6pm.
Admission is free.
Event website listed above. Port City Daily has a great event and parking guide that can be found here.

Historic Downtown Wilmington around Water Street.


Party in the Pines
a kickoff party for bread & lights gingerbread and lights festival!

Party in the Pines kicks off the gingerbread and lights festival at Cameron Art Museum with music, cocktails, and holiday desserts!

Party in the Pines: Friday, November 20th at 6pm
Admission is $35 to $45. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling 910-395-5999.
For more information, visit the Cameron Art  Museum’s website.
bread & lights begins Saturday, November 21st through December 6th.

Cameron Art Museum
3201 South 17th Street
Wilmington, NC 28412


The Grand Budapest Hotel

Stop by the Carolina Civic Center to catch a screening of one of our favorite films, The Grand Budapest Hotel. The story follows a young lobby boy who becomes the trusted friend of the hotel’s lead concierge. Popcorn and other conseccions will be available.

Friday, November 20th at 7pm.
Admission is $5.
For more information, visit the Carolina Civic Center’s website.

Carolina Civic Center
315 North Chestnut Street
Lumberton, NC 28358


Carolina Music Festival

Enjoy live music all weekend long with the Carolina Music Festival! Performances will be held at the Brooklyn Arts Center on Friday, Satellite Bar & Lounge on Saturday, and The Art Factory on Sunday.

Friday, November 20th – Sunday, November 22nd.
Admission is $5 to $20. Single day and three day ticket options are available.
For tickets and band lineups, visit the event website.


Pleasure Island Library Grand Opening

The new Pleasure Island Library in Carolina Beach has a grand opening celebration on Saturday, with tours, a ribbon cutting, refreshments, and events throughout the day.

Saturday, November 21st, 10am – 2pm.
Admission is free.

New Hanover Public Library at Pleasure Island
401 N Lake Park Blvd 
Carolina Beach, NC 28428